Orange are the new hats

As the weather heats up again, my knitting thoughts turn to orange. Well, to warm wintry hats also, coincidentally, orange. I know, it’s goofy.

This is yet another Chameleon Hat, Nicky Epstein’s classic pattern. You’ll have to search a bit for books containing the pattern, but it’s worth the search. I knit this version in Berroco Comfort. You can wear it slouchy or you can wear it rolled.

Or you can wear it folded. For more versions, scroll through here and here and here.  It’s such a fine pattern!

And It even passes the tidy crown decrease test.

This little burnt orange beauty is Aimee Alexander’s Sleepy Sunday Hat. It’s available on Ravelry and is sized from infant to adult large. My Ravatar is modelling it here.

I love the look on infants.

Again, it’s a multiple knit for me. This one is knit in Sugar Bush Yarns Crisp, a merino DK weight yarn that I much enjoyed working with.

The orange hat parade just doesn’t want to stop. This is Antelope Slouch Hat, Kelly McClure’s Ravelry freebie with more than 500 project pages. I decided to knit mine with the picot brim. Others decide to rib the hat.

Again, this hat includes a well-behaved crown. I knit this version in Rowan’s Pure Wool Superwash Worsted. Here’s a tri-color and a navy version. Plus one more.

So, when the weather heats up, think cool thoughts and knit warm hats. That’s what I do anyway.

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